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Anemone reveals complex past

3:15pm, July 9, 2007

Animals evolved complex genomes surprisingly early, new research shows. The recently completed genome of the starlet sea anemone, a primitive animal that last shared an ancestor with humans and other vertebrates about 700 million years ago, has a greater number of genes in a more complex arrangement than scientists had expected.

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